NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $80.51 +0.61 (+0.76 %) (As of 07/18/2018 05:09 AM ET)Previous Close$79.90Today's Range$79.87 - $80.7252-Week Range$68.09 - $92.97Volume56,400 shsAverage Volume98,355 shsMarket Capitalization$1.82 billionP/E Ratio17.31Dividend Yield1.12%Beta1.18 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois. Receive SCL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SCL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials SymbolNYSE:SCL CUSIP85858610 Webwww.stepan.com Phone847-446-7500 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.35 Current Ratio2.61 Quick Ratio1.98 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.31 Forward P/E Ratio16.84 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.93 billion Price / Sales0.95 Cash Flow$8.3344 per share Price / Cash9.66 Book Value$32.90 per share Price / Book2.45 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.65 Net Income$91.57 million Net Margins4.62% Return on Equity14.73% Return on Assets7.52% Miscellaneous Employees2,096 Outstanding Shares22,640,000Market Cap$1,823.52 Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Stepan's stock symbol? Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL." How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan? Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. View Stepan's Dividend History. How were Stepan's earnings last quarter? Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The basic materials company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.09. The basic materials company had revenue of $499.34 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $506 million. Stepan had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 14.73%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.36 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History. When is Stepan's next earnings date? Stepan is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan. What price target have analysts set for SCL? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect Stepan's share price to reach $34.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 57.5%. View Analyst Ratings for Stepan. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Who are some of Stepan's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Stepan include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), UNILEVER N.V. Common Stock (UL), Ecolab (ECL) and Church & Dwight (CHD). Who are Stepan's key executives? Stepan's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec. (Age 56)Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 54)Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 48)Mr. Luis Rojo, CFO & VP of Fin. (Age 45) Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about SCL stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stepan earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.56 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are Stepan's major shareholders? Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.15%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce, Scott C Mason and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan. Which major investors are buying Stepan stock? SCL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan. How do I buy shares of Stepan? Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Stepan's stock price today? One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $80.51. How big of a company is Stepan? Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $91.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,096 workers across the globe. How can I contact Stepan? Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 141 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 207 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 348MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do closed-end mutual funds pay dividends?